[fawr-mey-shuh n] /fɔrˈmeɪ ʃən/
the act or process of forming or the state of being formed:
the formation of ice.
the manner in which a thing is formed; disposition of parts; formal structure or arrangement.
the act of giving or taking form, shape, or existence
something that is formed
the manner in which something is formed or arranged
(ecology) a community of plants, such as a tropical rainforest, extending over a very large area
late 14c., from Old French formacion (12c.) or directly from Latin formationem (nominative formatio) “a forming, shaping,” noun of action or condition from past participle stem of formare “to form” (see form (v.)).
formation for·ma·tion (fôr-mā’shən)
A long, mappable body of rock that is recognizable by its physical characteristics and by its location within the rock record.
- Formation dance
noun 1. any dance in which a number of couples form a certain arrangement, such as two facing lines or a circle, and perform a series of figures within or based on that arrangement
- Formation rules
plural noun 1. (logic) the set of rules that specify the syntax of a formal system; the algorithm that generates the well-formed formulae
[fawr-muh-tiv] /ˈfɔr mə tɪv/ adjective 1. giving form or shape; forming; shaping; fashioning; molding: a formative process in manufacturing. 2. pertaining to formation or development: a child’s most formative years. 3. Biology. 4. Grammar. pertaining to a formative. noun 5. Grammar. a derivational affix, particularly one that determines the part of speech of the derived […]
- Formative assessment
noun 1. ongoing assessment of a pupil’s educational development within a particular subject area Compare summative assessment